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STOCK PRICES TUMBLE.
LOW RECORDS FOR YEAR. Union Pacific Leads Decline Be came of Harriman Rumor. The etook market suffered its sharpest decline cf the week yesterday, many low record prices for the year being made and the close being at about the bottom. Heavy London selling, which ]s unusual on a Saturday, was an unfavorable feature, but the principal influence aiding In the decline was the telegraphed report that a policy of retrenchment was to be put into effect on the Harriman eystem. which would result in the lay ing off of 20.000 men. This statement was denied in the morning by Mr. Harriman, but Union Pacific led the list in weakness, fallinr in the first hour 4 points below Friday's close to 118%, a new low level for this year. Southern Pacific declined to 7oM>. 2>4 points under the preceding day's last price. Amalgamated Copper and American Smelting and Rennlng were attacked with vigor and yielded under the pressure, and the United States Bteel isEues both touched new low levels for the year. The trading was in excess of 625,000 shares for the two hours of business, or at the rate of more than 1,600,000 shares for a full day. Tho beard put out large short lines with confidence, and the closing out of many "stop loss" orders helped their cause. Many insufficiently mar gined accounts were sold out. the volume of such selling being so large as to contribute materially to the demoralization which prevailed in the first hour. There were the usual reports of coming failures, but nothing definite could be learned on this point. The bank statement showed a gain of more than $2,000,000 in the surplus reserve, which Is now nearly twice as large as a week ago, al though far below the figures for the correspond ing dates in the last two years, and the appear ance of that statement, which was regarded as decidedly favorable, was followed by a small rally. In which many etocks recovered a point cr so. Then came fresh selling, under which the gains melted away, and at the close practically all Etocks showed net declines for the day. final prices being at or aimost at the lowest. Especially severe losses were recorded for some of the inactive issues, which have of late been looked upon with much disfavor by bank officers charged with the duty of examining se curities offered as collateral for loans. One of the disquieting developments of the day was the calling of loans by the banks, which seldom take such action on Saturday. Mr. Harriman's denial of the rtory from San Francisco affecting his roads follows: No such orders have been given nor are they contemplated. We are going ahead and attend ing to our business and r ioeting our traffic de mands bb sensible business men should. It is perhaps hardly necessary for me to say that we are not doing anything extraordinary or taking on a lot of new and costly work; but •we are taking all steps required to keep our properties In shape to handle our business elll ciently and economically. It is, of course, ridiculous on Its face that ■we are discharging men by the wholesale, be cause the volume of our business is far heavier than it was a year ago, and the prospects are that it will continue to be heavier for the next few months at least, which is as far ahead as one can safely see. The following table shows the high prices for the year of seme of the leading issues, their low prices yesterday and the extent of the de clines: Lew. etook. Higrh for year. Oct. U. Is>ss. tJmoo Pacific 183 (January 6) 118 T 64 >* 6outh«ni Pacific &6«4 (January 14) 73*4 20* i }>"ew Tflrtt Centra! 184^ (January 10) 10<> 84 X Bi. Paul I£7 (January 14) 114 4S i Great Northern 188% i i January 2) 123H «fIH J.'art!iera Pacific I*5»H (January 7) Jl* 1 71 Atchieou 108 \< January 7) M 27 * Retuliot • 139U (January 7) Hi 52 JMitmcn Si Ohio 122 (January 6) S4H 37*4 lOTlarjlle * Nashville.. (January B) 88 -4 4«% Amalcaroated Copper. ..121 % (January 5) 82V» 69H Am. Smelt. tt Ref. com. IKS (January 7) 75 w> V. 8. Btc«l common 60S (January 7) 23% 2rt\ do preferred —10714 (January 7) 83 tt 24\* Consolidated Ou UOH. (March lS 01 49>i Brooklyn Rapid Tranilt *8S (January 7) 40 43S Am. IJooomtive com — 7f> ? i (T>bruarr IS) 44* i 31 Am. Car A Foun. com. 4.">-% (January 14) 2SH 174 NATIONAL BUSINESS SHOW OPENS. Wireless Telephone Appliances and Type writer Contests Exposition Features. The National Business Show opened its seventh exhibition of the Innumerable appliances used In a business office In Madison Square Garden yester day. Every device from a paper clip to an auto matic letter file or other cumbersome furniture had Irs place in the two hundred or more exhibition spaces which will honeycomb the building for a week. Not even a lead pencil is left unnoticed by the exhibitors, who have engaged scores of experts to demonstrate every article which might be of use in an office or a Bhop. To add action to the display of furniture and mechanical devices special nights have been ar ranged for the various trade organizations who will utke part it: the contests, which will Include a typewriting chamrlonship test. On Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday the feminine typewriters will contest for Fuch honors as will proclaim them the champions of .this country. At the same time the automatic contrivances will be entered in a contest to ascertain Just what machine can the quickest print and deliver stamped and addres*ed smstapas, While all these business house enter tainments are in progress concerts •will l'-nd color to the spectacle In the afternoon and evening. The banker and broker are shown devices which r/i&ke it possible for him to speak to his clerk (f. the wireless telephone or to watch the course of the market on the telautograph board, and the of fice boy is Instructed in counting up long entries of figure* on the automatic counting machine. Every device is shown for the office of the merchant, banker, department store manager or hotel propri etor. PAPERS FILED IN PLATT SUIT. Th* complaint of Mac C. Wood, who alleges that she Is the wife of Senator Thomas C. Platt, in ker Btiit for divorce from him, was filed with th« County Clerk yesterday. Senator Platt's answer •was also filed. Application was made to • us tice Mcfall on Wednesday by John B. Stanch fi«sld to compel M!ss Wood to file her original complaint and other papers, some of which are said to be letters from the Senator to her. for the .purpose of comparing Mgnatures. Justice Blanchard, on tbe application of J. Day Lee. Miss Wood's attorney, has ordered that the answer of 6ena.tor Platt to the complaint be filed, which has b*en done. "77" Seventy-seTen for Grip and "Even the Doctors * Wben at their Kits end Take Seventy -seven Their Colds to mend." Humphreys' " Seventy-seven " is taken alike by the wise iand the sim £le. The difference is mat the wise eep it handy ami take a dobe at the T'.rst sneeze or shiver and t»top the Cold at once. The foolish let it run on and it takes longer to brenk it up— but " 77 "does i*- at any stage. All druggists sell It, most druggists recommend it. 25c. " Huu-«;br*y«' Hopi-s. il^O.z-na Cs. . Cor. V/Ulla/i; ond ioL.. btrteu, K«w Yc. lt. MOXTCLAIR MILK FAMIXE Borden Company Shuts Off' Supply Following Health Board's Edict. Montclair. Oct. 12 (Special).— The Borden Con densed Milk Company has informed all customers In this town that its local milk delivery service will be discontinued after November 15. As a re- Bult of this action a milk famine now threatens the re.«i<iontß. About twenty-three hundred fami lies are supplied by the Borden company, and tt is believed that the present controversy will be farreaching In its effect If tho Board of Health here does not modify its orders of yesterday re quiring a tuberculin test of the dairy f..ws and all milk sold here. In Its statement the Borden company declared that the tuberculin test on all cows contributing to the local milk supply 1b a stipulation which no other municipality has yet attempted to apply on the lines adopted by the Montclair board. It pays that under the very best conditions it would take. a year or two at least to make the tests, and then with the full co-operation of the various state au thorities to insure the required amount of milk from tuberculin tested cattle. They declare that the new ordinance !s impracticable. EL V. Henry, the local manager of the Borden company, said to-day that his company had of fered the dairymen from whom it purchased milk II a head to cover inspection by a veterinarian and agreed to pay for all the cattle that did not come up to the tuberculin test. The dairymen refused this offer, saying that they were now complying with all th« requirements of th« New York State Board of Health. The Borden company has an elaborate plant hero and distributes six thousand quarts of milk daily. The company has retained Attorney Charles D. Thompson, and it is bclioved that the matter will be taken into court. There can be no excuse fop a man ignoring his elective franchise. The blame will be partly yours if the right candidates are not elected. To vote you must register. Register to-mor row — it is the last chance. FIREMAN GUARDS MAYORS OFFICE. Captain Dooley, of Engine 11, Succeeds Lieu tenant Kelly, Recently Promoted. Persons familiar w!th affairs in the City Hall were surprised yesterday to find a man in the full uniform of a captain of the Fire Department on duty in the anteroom of Mayor McClelian's office. There was much gossip as to Just what it meant. One man said that th*» Mayor had decided to have a representative of all the city departments in tho City Hall as aorta of exhibits. This wa^s denied. "Why, the explanation is simple," said one wag. "The Mayor wishes to guard against fire." "What's that?" asked a friend, in astonishment. ""Why, don't you know," said the wag. "that Attorney General Jackson announced some timo ago that he proposed to bring his suit to "tire" tho Mayor from office about the middle of October?" Inquiry of a representative of the Mayor devel oped the fact that the new attache of the ofHro was Joseph A. Dooley, who has been captain of Engine Company 11, in East Houston stre.«t. one of the busiest houses In the city. He lives at Nr>. 191 Monroe street. He is a fine looking young man and unquestionably will be an ornament to the Mayor's office, but his fir* fighting abilities will he Fadly missed In the department, which is short of officers. Captain Dooley receives $2.K>O a year, which mitrht be considered rather high for ornamentation. He has been assigned to the Mayor's office to take th< place of Police Lieutenant Thomas J. Kelly, who has Just been made an acting captain in the White st one precinct. "Why shouldn't we have a fireman as an attache h^re," said the Mayor's representative, "if we have polioemen?" FATAL MISTAKE TRACED? Train Dispatcher's Office Blamed for Wreck at Canaan, N. H. Manchester, N. H.. Oct. 12.— The fatal mis take, as a result of which twenty -six lives were lost and twenty persons more or less seri ously injured in a head-on collision between a freight passenger train on the Concord division of the Boston & Maine Railroad, at Canaan, N. H., on September 15, originated In the offl'< of the train dispatcher at Concord, according to the report of the New Hampshire State Board of Railroad CommiFsinners, which was made public to-day. From th« flrft it had been clear that some fault In the transmission and recording of dis patches caused the wreck, and exhaustive in vestigations by the railroad officials disclosed that the error lay between James A. Browley, the train dispatcher at Concord, an<l John S. Greeley. the telegraph operator at Canaan. The report of the commissioners exonerates Qreeley from all blame. No recommendation is made with reference to the dispatcher, the precise de ductions of the board being given in these words : It seems to ub more feasible than otherwlne that the dispatcher having written at the bot tom of the page in his record an order annul ling one as to signals previously Bent on No. 30, on« of the trains wrecked, carried No. 30 In his mind and telegraphed It In No. 4 (the fatal order) to Greeley, inadvertently, and did nol detect his error when the message was repeated o;ick and O. X.'d by him ITALIANS ACCUSED OF EXTORTION. Mount Vernon Police Think They Have Nipped Black Hand Plot. A nia^k Hand attempt failed yesterday when Francesco Talorica and Antonio Marucca, l»o!h 11 >- ing in Mount Vernon. were arrested at the Mount Vtrnion Postofflce after they had asked for their mail, among which was a package *,ald to contain extortion money from an alleged victim. About tea days ago Michael Romeo, of No. 750 East 220 th street, received a letter saying his lif« would not be worth two cents If he did not send $100 In a package addressed to the Mount Vernon Postofflce. The writer Raid that th« package would he called for on Fridfiy, when the time for send ing the money expired. Romeo Informed the Bronx detective bureau. Yesterday Talorica and Marucca called at tho Mount Vernon Postofflee, and an they did not give fcatisfactory answers to questions regarding the package which was in their postofflce box they were arrested. KILLED BY ACCIDENT IN QUARREL. Two Miners Fail to Hear Sound from Loos ening Slab of Rock. fßy Telegraph to Th« Tribune.] Dover. N. J.. Oct. 12.— John Serova, nineteen years old. and John Ploskonkn, twenty-two years old. Hungarian miners employed in the Glendon mine at Hibemia, were mortally hurt yesterday by a huge slab of rock, which fell from th^ "hanging wali." Plaskonka died from a fracture of the Ekull. and Serova, who had also sustained a fract uro of tho Bknll and internnl Injuries, died while being driven to a hospital in Morristown. It is eald that th» men. who had been engaged In prying ore loose after a blast, pot into a dispute over a drilling machine, which each wanted to run. and so failed to hear the ominous cracking of the loosmed slab. JEKYLL-HYDE ROBBER SENTENCED. Cleveland. Oct. 12.— Charles Proctor, alias Charles "White, convicted of being one of the trio of fr-afe blowers who robbed th»-- bank at Strongsvllje. a suburb, about two months ago. was sentenced to-day to serve ten years in the penitentlnry. Proctor was badly wounded by a pose*, and will be a cripple for lifn. During his trial it developed that he had "cii a dual life. He was known an a reputable clt'zen of Euclid, Ohio, wljsro he uj.s supposed to tie a travelling ri-,qrt- NEW-YOHK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY. OCrtVrtER 13. 1007. EXPLAINS SILVER SLUMP. Senrll Says Short Sales in London Are Responsible. Barton Sewell, vice-president of the American Smelting and Refining Company, said yesterday that th( re was no truth in a published report that the decline In the price of silver in New York and Tendon was due to offerings on an unwilling mar ket by larce dealers who wished to turn their holdings into cash. "The silver market \n totally different from th.- copper market," he said. "Most of the silver mined is bought by governments for coinage purposes, and no storks of the metal are held by the hi? rennlng or selling companies to be unloaded upon the market." Continuing, he said: "Our company, which is the largest seller of pilver, disposes of all of its reflned silver as fast ns it comes out of the work?. When the ores are purchased outright the transactions are based on the quotations prevailing on the date of settle ment, and as the company pursues the policy of selling its product as fast as It is reflned practi cally equal quantities of the. metal are neing re rclved and delivered each day on the same price basis. The decline in the price of the metal is due to short s;il»>s of speculators in London, who, emboldened by their success in copper, have en tered the silver market." Tho common stock of the American Smelting and Refining Company made, a new low record for the year yesterday, dropping to 75, a loss of ?> X M points from the low price touched on the preceding day. HELD ON ANOTHER CHARGE. Bigamist, After Serving Prison Term, Ar rested for Obtaining Money by Fraud. Just released from prison ufter serving a three months' term for bigamy, Robert I>>e Krager, of No. 75 Johnson street, Brooklyn, was held in $l,."iO<> ball In the Admns street court yesterday on a chargeof obtaining money under false pret< noes. Krager, a year ago, represented himself to Joseph Patten, a freight hand employed by the Long Isl and Railroad at I'i<r 32, East River, as president of the new railway and steamship association, or ganized for beneficial purposes. Boon aftor this Patten began receiving contri butions to the association's fund from different companies, which he turned over to Krager, receiv ing a small commission. It is estimated that Krager obtained about $15,000 In the year. BUGHER ARRESTS SPEEDING AUTOIST. Deputy Police Commissioner Has Lively Chase After Chauffeur in Fifth Avenue. William Muldoon. a chauffeur, of No. 316 West 6PU-. Htreet. was arrested lo*t evening at Fifth avenue and 41st ptreet by Frederick Bugher, Sec ond Deputy I'i.iice Commissioner, and Sergeant L>obßr<n, of the < 'omintssioner's office, for exceed ing the speed limit. liuldoon was In a touring car owned by <leorg« K. Marcus, v. Jeweller, <<i No. M Bast 7-iih street, whose place of business is at No. M 4 Fifth avenue. The Deputy Commissioner saw the speeding auto ut 29th *tre.>t, and trailed !t as f.ir as 41st Htr.-.-t. end at that point arrested Muldoon. He turned him over to Bioyrio Policeman I'uane at the 3*l sub-precinct station, who took him to the West B<>th str>et statli n. Later In the evening h« was Jlred |10 by Magistrate Wahle. In the night court. COAL COMPANY ENJOINED. Hearing on Complaint Against Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Postponed. Washington. Oct. 12 —A proceeding novel in the history of the int<-rstatr- Commerce Commission prevented a bearing set for to-day by that body. Three weeks bk<> th« Merchants' <>iaj Company, a Maryland ccr;*>rnt!<>n. Sled with the commission a con;; nst tie Baltimore * Ohta Hai! road, «!!e^-i!iK discrimination in furnishing oats. The commission s«i the ossM for bearing to-day. Meantime several other coal oompatiiss. whlen h«d institui'vi proceedings In the i »urts at Baltimore against the Baltimore iv Ohio Railroad Co sluing forth substantially the same allegations ;, . in eonts ;•■: In the petition la the conn asked Judge Morris, presiding in the caw. for an Injunction n Merchants' Coal Company to restrain it from prosecuting Its case before the commission, as ;t bearing and determination of th" :: i:;!«iit preJUdiC* th before Judge Morris. The Injunction was granted irily, the. bearing was postponed Indefl- MYSTERY IN A BOTTLE OF BEER. Poilce Trying to Ascertain if It Poisoned Diamond Broker's Wife. Mrs Rose Hlrsch. who lives with her husband find family at No. B East 110 th street. Is ill In bed. Hufferiiiß from what *he and her husband believe to be arsenical poisoning. The police are trying to learn if a bottle of beer, one of three bought by the Hiracha, contained arsenic. The two other bottles were drunk by Mra Hlrsch, and the became 111. HirHch. who is a diamond broker, ran Into thj East 128 th street police station on Friday night with a bottle of beer In his hand, which he turned over to Lieutenant Raynor, with tho declaration that he believed his wife had been poisoned. He «aid he had taken the bottle to a chemist, who Bald that a sediment showing In the beer mlKht be arsenic. The Hlrschs told the police that they have not an enemy In the world, and that every one about them who could com. in contact with their food or drink they trust implicitly. BUSINESS TROUBLES. tractors and bulWei* .M • follows: Cosgrove Bros.. creditors, with claims « IS j° . F A f Dearborn, MM; John H. Mar*den. $W. an^.^" -^ a(U . K , M 82i2¥S^^*wMH — i-r. -"" bond '■ f ,S',nU,v .-•M-sKalnrt Fellas t™*.™ Westchester avenue .The Br nx^c partmeni store, ''> <M ..nd W .T. ilutt.-niocher. for-George S. R^nhardt, tm and Tallaferw * jii4. '•"'.'^ ( ,-, insolvency is admitted. proof <-oluinn c^lK' fo?row. 2 Tl>a vW l V. Block, W HV£*W. a"nd S: 1 ,,n,1K,f,,i r 1n, $114. £ith X cl-dm of ffi24. Transfer of assets is alleged. W inv<3unta?y petTtton agalnsi Whlpplo & Co.. rr,ln^« furnishinsTS No. 71 Oortlandt street, by JSSutorß? w "h efiSma as follows: Hewes & Potter. «8V Mof«r& Rogers. »177. and Lazar & Jacobaohn. $10' it is alleged thai Wblpple & 'o. disposed of a large i.art of their stock for cash and that Clar ence M. Whlpple. president of the company so slrured and concealed the same as to binder, «le ufy and defraud the creditors. An affidavit ut- Jarhed to the petition states that Presidenl whip ple estimated the assets at $9,000. with liabilities ° f H S enry 'Schmilovltz. trunk manufacturer. N'os. 208 .'j 210 East 114 th street; volunt;iry petition, show- In"- debts of $l.::i^ and assets of $:wi. The principal creditor is Rosa Schmilqvltz. borrowed money, S4OJ. The petitioner filed a similar petition on June 2:!. 1904, upon which no application for a discharge "claries * Shapiro, huilder, No. 522 West 118 th ■treet- voluntary petition, showing ilebts of $536,792, with assets "f $125. Of the total indebtedness, $490. 600 Is secured I>.V mortgages on Nos. 502. 512. 520 nnd V>;2 West listh street; Nos. SIB and 530 West 122 d Ftrect and No. 13 to 19 East 107 th street. The nrlnclpal creditors are the Oermaniu I-if^ Insur ance Company, $120.0n0, secured; New York Savings Hank $117,0ii0. secured: Friedman & berg, $66, 000 secured; Mandelbaum A- Lewine, $97,500. Fe < ured: Julius Hirschorn. $45.0*Ti). secured; Jacob Westhelm. $45,000. secured; John C. Orr Company. $6,200; Edward Hurley. $l,t>UO, and S. E. Keller I,umber Company, $3,000 Kramer & Gre*nbi •-. No. S3 Fourth avenue; voi untary petition, showing riebts of $1.44S and assets of $30. Principal creditor, John Tocker, $353. Isldor Kramer and Israel Qreenberg, the partners, have no individual llsbilltea or assets. s Do you want to have a voice in the selection of a Republican candidate fcr President? You cannot vote at the Presidential primaries in the spring unless you register and enroll as a Re publican this fall. Register! Register to morrow' BONES RECALL HISTORY Tossed Up in Chambers Street by Italian Laborers. A partly destroyed skeleton of a man In the Bandy soil not three feet below the surface of Cham bers street and only a hundred feet east of Broad way was found yesterday afternoon. The Italian laborers employed by the Continental Asphalt Com pany In taking up the ground In which to lay the new salt water mains tossed up on the pile of yellow dirt sections of a humerus, a femur and a section of a skull. A passerby saw this disregard of old bones and tried to find out from the delvers whether there were other relics. "Tes-a," said the. future or pres ent voter; "yes-a. They yer 1 soft, an' poof: they blow away." Traces of the pieces of the other bones could be seen mixed with the dirt. The fore man on tho job said he didn't know what to do with the relics he had. While he was talking curio seekers made off with the sections of human frame work. Close, by where, the bones were found, and at the same level, was an old tree stump. This perhaps was the cause of the story that gained credence that the tree, had been used during the Revolution ary' unpleasantness for the, hanging of patriots, and that the eliminated Continental soldiers were burled nt the foot of the natural gallows. In the mys terious way that a Wall Street "tip" spreads, this tale got around the business section . Before the laborers gave up work for the night a crowd was standing around and asking to see the "patriots' bones." A search of records showed that no patriots had been buried In that vicinity, although the Com mons, later City Hall Park, had been used as a place, of execution. Chambers street was cut through by order of the Common Council In 1796. This was mentioned as bounding the Commons on the north. That the street was laid over a negro burial ground Is referred to as follows : "That the measure mentioned In the patent to Cornelius Van Borsum for said land, dated October 16, 1673. be so far as this corporation is concerned deemed Kng llsh statute measure. That the claimants to the burying ground release to the corporation their In terest In the land so laid out for a street, and also of all land to the south of said street, and the cor poration will release to said claimants all their Interest In land north of said street." There Is no record that the bogles were ever taken up. That their service to the white man did not end wltli death was Indicated yesterday when on« youth, who secured a large section of the skull, said : "I'll have this polished and made Into an ash receiver. It'll look fine on an Iron mount" CHARGE THEFT OF DRYGOODS Women and Men Arrested in Brooklyn on Department Store Complaint. The loss of a large quantity of drygoods from a Greene street (Brooklyn) department store yester day resulted In the arrest of two women, on the charge of shoplifting, their husbands and two men, who. It Is said, received the stolen goods. The women, who were taken to the Adams street police station, were Mrs. Frerterlcka I.aury. of No. 353 Bedford avenue, and Mrs. Yetta Kablnowitz, of No. io9 South 2d etieot, Brooklyn. Ti,'- men. who were charged with receiving the missing articles, which were found In Manhattan. were Solomon Chesertck, <>f No. 6C Henry street, and Conla Kutcrschiißsky. of No. 42 Montgomery Mr.'et. Manhattan. Tho women. It Is said, had a drygoods store at No. 136 Boerum street. Brooklyn. where much .>f tho lost property was sold. The !,"■!<>.• In Bedford avenue Is supposed to have been bought with the profits derived from shop lifting. When the women were taken before the detectives they were Identified. Their pictures were mid tr > b« In the Manhattan Police Head qaartara, DIED AT BELLEVUE FROM INJURIES. Police Have No Clew to the Assailants of Mrs. Alice Anderson. The mystery .«nrr<imirl!ng the death of Mrs. Alice Anderson, a prisoner (mm the Jefferson Market court, at Bellevue Hospital yesterday wns not cleared by her husband. Thomas Ander s :.. last ni*ht. Ilf said that be had Informed the police of her disappearance on Thursday nlsrht. Mr Anderson said that when he returned for his midday meal on Thursday he found that his wife had been fit ov^r the eye In a fight with m-ißhliors. When he returned home from work for the nlKht his wife wns missing, and at mid r.lght he asked the pollre to find her. He does not know how she received the Injuries that resulted fatally. Anderson is a workman In the Beadleston & Woers brewery. :it Went and llth streets, and lives at No. tii>9 Washington street. He said last night that the Mrsf word concerning his wife's Where about! he received from the poli<-» was yeaterday at about 1 O'clock In the afternoon. Dr Rogers, of Hellevue. fllBj HOSOli the woman's Injuries :ib multiple contusions, abrasions of the forehead and .i possible fracture of the skull. CAPTAIN GUNN AND BRIDE BACK. Captain Wllllnm E Gunn. the former manager of the Bchuyler Arms Hotel, who went away on Sep tember 23. after his marriage '" his stenographer, returned yesterday on the American liner Phila delphia, accompanied by his wife "I am very sorry that my action In leaving New York was so misconstrued," said Captain Gunn. "I did not .lope with my wife, as was stated, nor did I misuse any funds Intrusted to me. I have been to London, where I visited Robert Hoe, of Rob erl Hoe &- Co., owners of the Sehuyler Arms, ami our n lattona are the most amicable." OFFERINGS AT THE STORES. FOR FURTHER DETAILS SEE TO-DAY'S ADVERTIS ING COLUMNS. R. H. MACT & CO.. nroadway and 34th street, announce a wide variety of ntock. ranxinK from Oriental ruK« to muslin mirl«*rw«\ir. Special atten tion Is called to the antique Oriental rugs, floor coverings, dining room fumlturo, dinner nets, leather goods for men. women's suits and coats, kimonos, sneques, laces, broadcloths, white »roo<la. draperlea and a M:ore of grocery and basement economies. A special sale of mixed wares Is an nounced for Tuesday. SIMPS<>N-<"R.\\VKORD COMPANY announces the sale of JIO.OM worth of lace rob— at half price. Belßlnn and French handiwork, Irish headings and Irish laces. Tli»> store. in Sixth avenue and 19th street, also offers a collection of women's tailored suits at reduced prices. BIBOBL-COOPER COMPACT Klves double the usual number of trading stamps between 8:30 and 12 O'clock as an additional offer to shoppers to call at the Sixth avenue and 18th Btreft store In the morn- Inp. An offerlriK In specials In women's deent-eoe tumes and fnll suits Is also announced for to-mor iow. ABRAHAM A STRAITS, of Brooklyn, designate this as "Fabric Week." A Fale of dress poods of varied assortment is mentioned. Black Imported etamlne voile for autumn and winter wear are among the specials, which also include ■ the alba tross sale. LORP & TAYLOR. Broadway and 20th street, feature an array of new Mess in nllk stockings. i'olored. open work, embroidered and black lisle are among: the assortments. Kid gloves are also offered this we.-k Another Important sale is that Of the Oriental rujfs. STERN BROTHERS have a selection of artistic Carrara marbles, miniature ivories, electroliers and vases An unlimited array of upholstery articles and linings Is also announced. On Monday and Tuesday a limited number of bedsteads and Filet laoe curtains will be offered. French and Irish bed linens are among the other features of the West 23d street store, which .ias also an Oriental carpet reduction. liress fabrics and women's dresses are added features. A. JAECKEL & ;'O., Fifth avenue and 35th street,, specially invite Uae in»j>ec.Uon of the as OBITUARY. GENERAL ADOLF YON BUF.LOW. Potsdam, Oct. 12.— General Adolf yon Biilow. tho Imperial adjutant, died this morning from heart disease. General Adolf yon Billow was a son of the late Baron Bernhard Ernest yon Billow, for many years Prussian Minister of State and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the German Em pire, and Is a younger brother of the present Chan cellor. On ihe maternal side he was a grandson Of Alexander Humboldt. the celebrated German scientist and author. General vr>n Billow had long b-^en a favorite with Emperor William 11. having risen In ten years to the post of Imperial adju tant from that of aide-de-camp and gentleman-ln waitlng. His death came as tho result of a long and se vere attack of asthma, with serious complica tions, and was preceded three days earlier by the sudden death r| his wife under peculiarly tragic circumstances. The general was seized with an alarming paroxysm on the night of October 9. and his attendants summoned Mme. yon Biilow to his bedside. Seeing him unconscious and apparently Puffocating. she thought that he wns dyins. and herself fell dead on the floor. General yon Billow revived in a short whil*. but, owing In his critical condition, he was kept in Ignorance of the sad occurrence. DAVID M. SMYTH. David M. Smyth, an Inventor and machine ex pert, who since 1891 had lived In Pasadena. Cal . died from apoplexy on Friday night :tt the home r.f his son, Professor David G. Smyth, in Hart ford. Conn. H« was born near Belfast. Ireland. <'n July 3. 1833. When sixteen year? old he came to New York City, where he learned the machinist's trade and became acquainted with Thnmaa Edison. He represented the town of Northwood in the New Hampshire I^egl^'.ature for several years, and pub lished "The Hermit of Saco." a bonk of j>oems. Ho Is survived by two jnna In Hartford and two In Chicago. The burial will be in Pasadena, "BILLY" BLANEY DEAD. William B. Blaney, or "Billy" Blanry, well known to billiard players, who for the last eigh teen years had managed the Astor House billiard room, died at his home. No. 1157 Gates avenue. Brooklyn, yesterday, from a complication of dis *'.-is. «=. He was fifty-six years old. He leaves a wife RUSSELL SALE BRINGS $74,274. Highest Single Price Paid at Close of Auc tion Is $2,950. The Kale of the furniture and pictures belong ing to Miss Lillian Russell at the Fifth Avenue Art Galleries ended last night, the total sum re ceived being $74,274. The sales yesterday amounted to $3rt.s7fi. the highest single price paid being $2.900 for a suite of Louis XVI salon furniture -with Aubusson tapestry panels. An old piece of Florentine tapestry, illustrating an episode of the Moyen period, went to W. H. Michel for $1,200. while another piece of Flem ish tapestry brought $1,100, the buyer being J. 11. Rostwlek. A piece of Florentine tapestry brought $1,800 from an unknown buyer, and the Louis XVI suite In antique Rose dv Barry tapestry, four pieces, brought $1,750. It was said before the pale that Miss Russell paid £28,066 for the suite. The price at which it was sold surprised many of the spectators. An Empire t*>d in San Do miniro mahogany was bought by Mrs. W. D. Splegelberg for $17. >. while $1,700 waa paid for a Louis XVI screen with Dv Barry tapestry. The, collection of fans was included in the sale. The highest price, paid for any one was $150. CHICAGO GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. Chteago. Oct. 12.— A strong: demand for cash corn, which was reflected in th« price of options, caused a Rtrong wheat market here tr-day. At the close December wheat was up l**c to 2c to 2-»c. Corn ■was 2Hic to 2Vir higher. Oats were up %c. Pro vlsions were 2t,c to 7>,0 hich-r The wheat market opened somewhat easier, be cause, of increased receipts In the Northwest, but within a few minutes after the opening a strong buying demand sent up prices Mh.irpty. and the market' continued to gain in strength, the Decem ber delivery tou.-hlnt? $1 tti&i and making a new hi>fh mark for the season. The demand for cash wheat was strong and higher, and the sales of two carloads of cash red winter wheat here, put t:..> shorts to flight, and they Bought cover in feverish fashion. A report that Italy and Austria- Hungary were about to reduce the import duties also stif fened prices materially. The fact that rain WM r.'portrd from Australia, where it was badly neetl ed, was comparatively Ignored by the market. De cember wheat i>j-. n. .1 a sha«l» 10 l»c lower, at J1(M»; to J104»*: sold between $1 iHh, and $1 0»S. and closed strong at $1 06»; and $1 M%. Clearances of wheat and flour were «>o,;ial to 6K 000 bushels. Primary receipts were JW4.000 bushels, against 1.057,0(0 bushels on the same day last year! Minneapolis. Duluth and Chicago reported receipt! of 635 cars, against 577 cars last week and 559 cars ono year ago. Reports of n killing frost all over lowa and heavy frost In Kansas, Missouri and the Ohio Valley, along with the bulge In wheat, caused a boom in the corn market. It was UM onlnfon that the frost has caught and will ha&ly dumnge much soft corn. Shorts rushed to cover, arjt there was also heavy buying by longs. The l>uy!ng orders were larger than for several days and came from all parts of the country. Late In the d:\y some of the heavy longs were disposed to tako profits, but this selling did not check the market, which closed strong. December corn opere'il unchanged to He higher at 61Hc to 6tU<\ sold between 61e and 63*ic to «3\,c. and closed at the high price of the day. I,ocal re ceipts were 314 cars, with SI of contract grade. Oats participated In the ndvance of wheat and corn, but there, was no Increase. In the volume of trade, which has been light for some days. The demand for cash oats was poor. December oats opened %c htgher at 54V\ sold between that figure and 66«. c and closed at r;t' e and 53^. sorted fur stock which Is offered this week. Model garments of all sorts are on sale. A. P. MATTHEWS' 3 SONS, of Brooklyn, celebrate the- seventieth anniversary of the establishment of thHr business on Monday, to continue for the week. G. E. Conterno's full Montauk Theatre orchestra will give dally concerts. A programme of recep tions is announced, with more than 1.000 souvenir bargains every day. E. A. MORRISON & SON. Broadway and 19th street, have a sale in waists which Includes every shade of silk and tailor made wear. E. Kt'NKE. No. 19 West 3Sth street, announce a sale of mink, seal, pony and Persian furs. ARNOLD CONSTABLE A t*O.. Broadway and 19th street, feature Paris soiree gowns as well as street ami calling suits. They have also a large asoartment of Irish crochet laces and neckwear and dress silks. BP:ST & CO., Nos. fiO and K2 West 3d street, ad vertise a large line of boys su:ts. including Rus sian and sailor blouse suits. Kton and middy suits and rfofers and overcoats', with • number of double breasted suits. HEARX. In West 14th street, declares a general roster of drygoods. Including groups of dress silks, pilk crepe de chines, wrappers, robes, sacques. blankets and eiderdown ro!>es. albatross wrappers, women's tailored suits, rugs, bath fixtures and an assortment of millinery goods. BL.OOMINGDALES'. at Third avenue and 89th sfrret, will have a floral exhibition this week, at which many specimens of rare flowers will be sold. With this, the store has a stock of women's tai lored suits, coats and skirts. A special sale of re gal Oriental rugs Is also "mentioned in the offerings. The floral exhibition will be given from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. FORSYTHE. at Broadway and 18th street, has a variety of new autumn suits, broadcloths and strictly tailored suits. Special mention Is given to the black suit department. The sale also Includes fur coats. Russian pony coats, caracul coats and natural mink muffs. BONWIT. TELLER & CO.. In West 23d street. are offering In their suit department special tailor made suits, broadcloths, cheviots and fancy wors» teds. On Monday and Tuesday a spertal sale off is announced. Crep* de chine and other cloths are included in the cos tume department. SHEPPARD. KXArP A CO.. on SJxth avenue, from 13th to 14th street, call special attention to the variety of carpets ami announce a special sal* this week Rugs, linoleums, curtains, draperies and antique Mossouls are included. MEYERS, at Xo. 20 West 23d street, has a bis; millinery display for the week. Novelties in car riage, dinner an.l theatre hats are mentioned, as well as a display of tailorrr.ade hats. The entire* building is devoted to millinery. MARINE INTELLIGENCE. MINIATURE ALMANAC •- Sun risfs 6:oß|Sua sets ft:2! Moon sets 10:19, Moons afja • HIGH WATER. A M.-Sandy Hook — Gov Islaruf' IHrtlGats . I.M.— aan.ly Hook 12:00;Gov. Island 12:02i Hell Gat* 1.3 a WIRELESS REPORTS. The Columbia reports to Slav-onset at 11:40 ytttwdaf mornlna-. when H5 miles east of the Nantucket Light. •hip. al W s «l"»-"'e<l to dock about t» o'clock this mornlnx TTie Mlnnetonka ommunii with Sab:e Island at B:4X yesterday morning, when 70S miles east of Sandy Hook. She is expected to dock about a o'clock to-morrow morning-. The. Nieuw Amsterdam reported to Sable Island at 930 yesterday morningc. when 1.» miles east of th.re ana wlil probably dork ahout a o'clock to-morrow mornlns The Finland reported t.. Sab:e tsian.l yesterday after noon at 6:30. when 73> miles east of Sandy Hook u| Is expected to dock about 7 o'clock Monday evening.' INCOMING STEAMERS. TO-DAY. Ve»d«l. From. tj 3 . •Maranhense Para. October 2 Boot* •Cnamo.. an j n. October ■ Porto Rlee> venetia Colon. S»pt. ; : 28 Ilamh-Am Korea. Rotterdam. September 26 Run- Ant Neustrta Marseilles. September 21 Fabra 6legmund Rto de Janeiro. September 2S " ' ' - I.ulstana Naples. i>pternh»r 30. .Lloyd SabaudO Rauma SI I.uola. Octor*r 2. . ■ El Rio fsa!veston. October* So Pacts* Matanzas Tamplco. October « Ward San Marcos ftal veston. • Octobar 8 Ma tlory I-a Bretagne Havre. October 3 I*T— lU Columbia Glasniiw. October * AncttO* Rh.-><l*slan Marset!l»*. September 23 1 CasMau. Montevideo. Sepfr 7. .Sortoa A Sen* Barbarcsaa Bremen. October 3 N O Uoyd Vlgtlancla Nassau. October 10 .... . MONDAY. OCTOBER 14. •Finland Dover. October S Red Bta» Minnetonka London, October 5 At lan Trans) Nleuw Amsterdam... Boulogne. October fl Hoi-Ana Victorian Liverpool. October 4 White 9tai> Oscar II Christlansand. October 5. . . . Scand-Atrt Zulla Curacoa, October 7 ........Red D Italia Almerla. October 2 — . TUESDAY. OCTOBER 18. X WHh derOrosse... Bremen. October 8 J? O Llcy-l ; Crown of Castile.. ..Hamburg. October 4 ■ President Lincoln. .. Hamburg, October 5... ' '~~ _ Mtnnetonka London. October s.....Atlantic. Atlantic Traaa Caronia Liverpool, Ocotber S Cunanl | Sarnia Fortune Island. October ll.Harr.D- Ara i Prtnz Slglsmund Kingston. October 10.. ........ 3 •Brings maiL OUTGOING STEAMERS. MONDAY. OCTOBER 14. Vessel. For. Lin*. Mai! 'ana aalla. Iroquols. Jacksonville. Clyde StfOpn Princess Anne. Norfolk. Old Dominion. — 8:00 pm TVESDAT. OCTOBER 13, Kronprtnzessln Cncille, Bremen. NG L 6:0O o 10:00 am Lucanla. Uverpool. Cunard ftOOam 8:0Opia Panama. Colon. P R R ani 3 S U^Oan 8:00pm Piegmund. Bahla. 11:00 am l:0»pn» Moltke. Naples. Hamb-Am — — UJlaai Denver. Galveston. Mallory — — 12:00 nt City of Atlanta. Savannah. Savannah.. -^— 3:oopm WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1«. •Teutonic. Southampton. White Star.. (UOan 10:00 ara Bermudlan. Bermuda. 9:00 am ll:00pn» Qrasjekm, Inag-ua. Hamb-Am 11*1) am 2:oopm Totsdam. Rotterdam. Holland-Am 13:00 m Main. Bremen. N '.» Lloyd .......•— 10:00 is Antilles. New Orleans. — 12:00 m •Takes mall for South Brazil. TRANSPACIFIC MAIL*. Destination and steamers. Clo«» In New Tor*. Hawaii. Japan. Corea. China (vis. Ban Francisco) — Manchuria Oct 18. «00p ss New Zealand and Australia (except West). Fiji Islands. Samoan lalan£s and New Caledonia (via San Pran clsco) — Gowanburn Oet 20. 4:00 ps* Hawaii (via San Francisco) — Atameda. .Oct 21. 600 p J<iLan. Oorea -and China (specially ad dressed only), (via Tremont.OoC 21, *.G0 p as) Japan. Corea. China and PhlHpDln* Isl ands (via Vancouver and v lctorta. 5 O— Empress of China Oct H. 6:oopca Hawaii. Ruam and Philippine Islamlai (via San Fran.-lsco)— United States Transport Octal. s^OSpaa Australia ifn»;t West). Xrw Zealand. Samoan Islands. Fit! Islan fs and New Caledonia ivia Vancouver and Vtc toria. B. C> — Mlcwera Nov. at 4t:ooam Tahiti and Marquesas Islan .s (via San Francisco) — Marlpoea Nov. 17. 6:00 pni SHIPPING NEWS Port of New York, Saturday, Oct. 12, 1907. ARRIVET>. Steamer Amerlka iGer>. Knuth. Hamburg October 3. Southampton and Cherbourg 4. to th« Haraburg-Amertcaa Line, with «>-> cabin. 233 third cabin an.l t»l steera«-> passengers, malls and mdse. Arrived at the Bar at 4:20 a m. BteeaßCT Philadelphia. Ml'Sa, Southampton and Cher- N->uru Oc:ob*r a\ to th» American Line, with 42S cabin an f 43| si»-t passengers, malls and mdse. Arrived at th- Bar at •».4«» a m. Steamer i'lty of Memphis. I>reyer. Savannah October 9, t.-> the Ocean Ss Co. with passengers and mdse. Left Quarantine at 5.30 am. ' ■ St. irr.er Earl of Carrie* (Br). Stevens, Boston Octobr? 10. to J H Winchester 4 Co. in ballast. Steamer Main (Got). Vqji Borell. Bremen September 29. to rsesa & <>. with Ml cabin and 1.671 steeraga pas-> sengers and md»e. Arrievd at th» Bar at 1:20 a m. st-a.-n.-r TiliiMaiJ (Br). Mann. 5t Lucia October 1. Barbados 3. Sgarttaajajaiaii Dominica and Guadeloupe 4. Antigua and St Kttts 5 and 1 St Thomas d. to A E Outer brld#o A Co. with 97 passengers. maiU and mdse. Ar— rhred at the Bar at 7:40 a m. Steamer Cerea (Ital^. Gallo, Genoa Septetnbar 11. swa 10. Jr.lk.-i:! XX. Algiers JX Oraa 23 and AlmerU 28. to Slmpaon. 9ajeacsj /k Young, with, mdse. Arrtred at tha Bar at •>:.>> .i m. » Stfamfr Apache. Staples. Jacksonvilla October » «M Charleston lit. to th,- Clydo Ss Co. with passengers cad n,.;-- 1. -ft guarantir.e. at 11:5<> a m> i Sti-amer La Touraln« iFr». Fajolle. Havre October P. to the Ccmpa«nle Generate TransatlanUqur. with SIS cabin and 77>l steeragt* passengeiai. malls and nd>«. Arrived at the Bar at 10:15 a m. Steamer Princess Anne. Tapley. Newport N«w» ascS Norfolk, to the Old Dominion Ssj Co. with passenger* and mdse. Left Quarantine at 1 M p m. S'-.im-r Korea iß'.;s.«>. Klrschfeld. Liban Bcpt:mb<«r Xt and Rotterdam 2s. to Benham a\ Boyesen. with S3 cabin and ;:;<!> stesrage passengers and mdse. Arrtred at the Bar at 12:33 p m. Steamer Coamo, Dalton. Ponce, October 1. Guanica aad MaytMraex 5, AcuadlUo 9 an! San Juan 9, to the, New» York & I'Arto Rico Ss Co. with 89 nasssngerai. tnalla and mdM>. Arrived at the Bar at 1 p. m. ■teaaaaai Rauma (Nor). Rasmussm. Rio Orande 4o Bu| •*i:K'i.«t 'i*. Santos September 3. Rio ds Janeiro Ml Per ramboco 19 and St Lucia October 2, to J C Seasjev Company, with mdse. Arrived at the Bar at i2JB p m. Steamer Monarlbello (Ttal). SchlafTlno. Palermo Awflsaaj 31. Otrgenti geptambsr 6. Catania 7. Mesmta* s. Tarra gona 14 and Denia 17. to Hirzel. Feltmann St Co. wita mrlse. Arrived at the Bar at It am. Steamer IJgonler. Wellman. Port Arthur. Tex. OetobSV B. to the J M Guffev Petroleum Compaajr. with ccV Left Quarantlna at 8:25 a m. Steamer Dunottar Castle ißr>. Oandy. Cristobal Oo tober rt. to th« Panama Railroad Steamship LJpe. wttia lOA passongars. mails and m-lse. Arrived at the Bar at 10 a m. llth. SAILED. Steamers Oiltfornta (Fr>. Havre: Caraea*. 6aa Jnaa. Curacao, etc: Semlnole. Turks Island. San Domingo, etat Kenneb«>c (Br). Port Said. Che-Fb(K etc; Havana. Ha vana: Pone*. Ponce. San Juan, etc; Grenada <Br). Or»a ada and Trinidad: La Gas--o<ne tFr>. Havre; Idaho tßr>. Hull; Navigator (Nor). Windsor. N S; Jefferson. Norfolk and Newport News: Pelaware. Philadelphia; Tunis. Hata. Baltimore: Huron. Charleston and Jacksonville; Nueces. Her West and (ralveeton: Tenaessee. Providence; Horutio Uall. Portland; Herman Winter. Boston; Carta gena (Br). Colon: Prlscllla (Br>. St John. J» B; Pretori* (G«r). Hamburg via Plymouth and Bouloame; Zeasaaal ißri, Antwerp, via Dover: Mesaba <Br). London: St LouK Southampton via Plymouth and Cherbourg; Ktrurla <Br>. Liverpool vl». Queenstown; Italia (Br>. Naples. Marseilles, etc: L* Gascogna (Fr), HaTro: Flcil lan Princo (Br). St Michaels. Naples, etc; Lander (Nor). Baltimore: Brooklyn. San Juan. Ponce, etc; Nicholas) Cuneo (Nor). Port Antonio; Soutra (Br). Cristobal; GLaa ton (Br). Wilmington. Del: Phoebus (OerV Flushing: Khallf (Br). Shanxhai: Caracas. San Juan. Curacao, etc: Queen Olga (Itr>. Philadelphia, Havana, Havana: Ore nada (Br). Grenada and Trinidad: Prlns August Wllltela (Cer). KtnKHton. etc: Venetla (G«r>. Inagua. KlnssTSßw. etc City of Atlanta. Savannah: Momns. New Ortaaaan El "dd GalTeston; Jefferson. Norfolk and Newport New»: «'Bllfornia ißr). Havre: Guiana «Br). St Martins. 8* Thomas, etc: Harvard. Boetcn. STEAMERS AT FOREIGN PORTS. ARRIVED. Southampton. Oct 12— New York. New TorJc via P'.y* mouth and Cherbourg. Liverpool. Oct 12 — Campania (Br>. New York Tw» Queenstown: Cevlc (Br). New York. Hamburg Oct 12. 1 a m- -Pennsylvania (Ger). Kwat York via Plymouth and Cherbourg. Plymouth. Oct 12, 10:0» a m— New Tork. New York for Cherbourg and Southampton. Cherbourg. Oct 12. 3 P m — Frledrlch der Grosse (Ocr). New York for Plymouth and Bremen Rotterdam. Oct 12, 2 Q. m— Noordam (Dutch). New York via Boulogne. Trieste. Cct ©—Alice (Aust>. New Tork via Ivaptaa. Palermo. Oct 7 — Hermlne (Aust>. New YorV. Hhanghai. Oct »— Headley (Br>. Hlogo. for New York. Delagoa Bay. Oct 11— African Princo (Br). New York vls> Cap. Town, etc. Antwerp. Oct 12, 2 p m— Vadertand (9elg>. New Torsi via Dover- Rotterdam. Oct 12. 6 a — Stater.dam Dutch). New Yorfc via Boulogne. Qlaagow Oct California vßr>. for New York. London Oct 12— Minneapolis <Br>. New York. Cherr-ourg. Oct 11. 5:25 p m— Deutsohland (Ger). Cfroaa Hamburg and Southampton). New York. Southampton. Oct 12— St Paul. New York via. Cher> bourg (and assed Hurst castle 1:30 p m). Oeno«. Oct »— R* d'ltalla (I*al). New York. Marseilles. Oct -America (Fr>. Sew York. Calcutta. Oct 9— Drachenfels (Ger). Boston and New York. Manila. Oct 13— Sikh <Br). New York. Havre. Oct 12. 1 p — La Lorraine (Fr). New York; % p m. La Bretagne ( Ft). New York. Kingston. Jamaica. Oct 11 — Trent (Br). (from New Tork>. Colon. Barbados, etc. and Southampton: 12th. La Plata (Br). (from Southampton. Colon, etc). New York. PASSED. Lizard. Oct 12— Frledrlch der Grcsee (Ger). New York for Plymouth. Cherbourg and Bremen: MarteUo (Br). New York for Hull; St Cuthbert . Br). New York far Antwerp. - Gibraltar. Oct Madonna (Fr). New York for Mar seilles and Naples. Fayal. Oct 12— Koenlgln Luise (Ger). New York for Genoa and Naples. Sagres. Oct Batavla (G«r), New Yor*i for Nap.c» s*b« G«noa. . : j . 7